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Join us this summer for our Afro-Latin@ Two-Week Summer Dance Intensive, which explores the rich relationship between Africanist and Latin@ aesthetics.

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David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Dance Center for the 2014/15 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Stardust.'

Announcing our 2014-15 Season - opening with Philadelphia's BalletX - led by choreographer Matthew Neenan, who The New York Times called "one of the most appealing and singular voices in ballet today." The season continues with companies from Beijing to Minneapolis, Los Angeles and beyond.

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Dance Center Faculty Member Margi Cole - One of 100 Women of Inspiration - chosen by Today's Chicago Woman magazine.

Faculty member Margi Cole was recently selected as one of 100 Women of Inspiration by Today's Chicago Woman Magazine.

Dance Center Faculty member Lisa Gonzales' work to appear at National College Dance Festival at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC

Faculty member Lisa Gonzales' duet with baited breath was recently selected by the American College Dance Festival to appear in the ACDFA National Festival Celebration June 5-7, 2014 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. The work was choreographed on Dance Center student Lindsey Lee and recent graduate Maggie Bouffard.

Dance Center Faculty Member Taisha Paggett performs in the 2014 Whitney Biennial

Guest lecturer to The Dance Center, taisha paggett, a Los Angeles-based artist whose work bridges the fields of visual art and dance, performs a durational work at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.  From April 16–20, her performance will appear during Museum Hours in the Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Gallery, Museum Lobby at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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